To Sue or Not to Sue: Challenging Agency Denials, Part I-Downloadable Recording

To Sue or Not to Sue: Challenging Agency Denials, Part I-Downloadable Recording

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To Sue Or Not to Sue: Challenging Agency Denials, Part I
Denial of Employment-Based Petitions and Applications for Naturalization

This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on May 7, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

This two-part series focuses on current problems and hot topics in agency adjudications and challenging denials. These seminars will discuss motions to reopen versus refiling, how to determine if your case is ready and ripe for litigation, and strategies for litigating specific issues. Participate in both sessions to become an expert on challenging agency denials!

Employment-Based Petitions
  • H-1B Denials --Motions to Reopen and/or Re-consider vs. Refiling
  • I-140/I-360 Denials --Issues to Consider When Appealing to District Court

Naturalization Applications
  • Naturalization Delays --When Should I Go to Federal Court?
  • Naturalization Denials --Filing the N-336 & Preparing for the Issuance of the Notice to Appear
  • When Should I File a Petition for Review in Federal Court?

CLE Information

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemand Downloadable and CD-Rom Expiration Chart for more details.

To view CLE eligibility and the number of credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please visit webCLE.

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE, KY, RI, VA, and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • Not Eligible for CLE: AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, and TN.

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Robert Pauw (dl), AILA Author, Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court, Seattle, WA
Robert Pauw specializes in immigration-related litigation. He has been counsel for plaintiffs in many significant immigration cases, including Carrillo de Palacios v. Holder, 662 F.3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2011) and Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, 618 F.3d 1055 (9th Cir. 2010). Mr. Pauw is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Gibbs Houston Pauw, teaches immigration law at Seattle University School of Law, and is the author of Litigating Immigration Cases In Federal Court (2009). He has received numerous awards, including AILA's Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Litigation, and the National Lawyers Guild's Carol King Award.

Jonathan Eric Garde, Las Vegas, NV
Jonathan Eric Garde graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1992. He directed the Lutheran Social Ministry Immigration Project in Las Vegas before commencing private practice in 1995. His work with Central American refugees during the 1980s preceded travel to El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua before and during law school. He has published on a variety of topics, litigates frequently, and is admitted to the Nevada Federal District Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.

Thomas K. Ragland, AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Steering Committee, Washington, DC Thomas K. Ragland is a founding partner of Benach Ragland LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on federal court litigation, removal defense, immigration consequences of criminal activity, asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, citizenship, worksite enforcement issues, and defense against terrorism- and security-related bars to admission. He has been recognized by The Washington Post as one of "Washington, DC's Best Lawyers" and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of "Washington's Top Lawyers." Mr. Ragland is chair of the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section, chair of the AILA Litigation Committee for the AILA D.C. Chapter, and a member of the Advisory Board of the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center. He is a frequent writer and speaker on immigration issues.

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